The past ten days I have been at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival for two classes.
I met some fascinating people and read some very fine writing by members of Sarah Saffian's memoir class and Eric Goodman's life essay class.
You'll hear more about it as I get more time to process lectures, lessons and events.
For now, I just want to recommend the experience to you. There are six one-week sessions and that many week-end session. It is well worth your time and money if you are or would like to be a writer.